Saturday, January 22, 2011

Leopard Jasper Abstract



On a whim, I recently visited a store which sold all types of weird trinkets and books, tarot cards, crystals, pendulums, candles, incense, and fountains -- the stuff in stories often associated with witch-craft and black magic. While there, I poked around through jars of rocks and gems and picked up a polished stone which caught my eye -- strong color patterns with darks and lights, but it was the subtleties in between which intrigued me. So I bought it to use as a reference for a painting, and I found out during the course of painting that it is a birthstone of January -- my month!

Leopard Jasper Abstract (triptych), 28" x 36", oil on panel.